Article written by Jim Hargreaves.
Published on 17/01/2012 at 06:34 PM.
Following up on last week’s teaser, Naughty Dog has announced that its first major content update for Uncharted 3, Flashback Map Pack #1, will hit the PSN Store tomorrow (or tonight if you’re from across the pond.) As the name suggests, this first batch of multiplayer arenas have been stripped from Uncharted 2: Among Thieves; instead of directly porting the maps however, ND has re-worked them with a variety of aesthetic changes including dynamic lighting, improved particle effects and cleaner textures.
Updated versions of The Cave, Fort, Lost City, and Sanctuary will all make an appearance. A price has yet to be confirmed, though anyone who pre-ordered via the Fortune Hunter’s Pass will immediately get the DLC for free. Given the numbering, we’d guess that a second Flashback Map Pack is currently in works and will include the four remaining original maps from Uncharted 2.
Originally, Naught Dog announced that all members of the Fortune Hunter’s Club would be in line for 7 pieces of content. However, the studio today announced that the offer will now encompass 14 packs instead (yes, that’s twice as much!) Those who missed out will be able to buy a pass from the PSN Store which will unlock all currently-available content as well as securing future updates.
Promising to keep the content flowing, Naughty also announced three upcoming skin packs to groove up your on-screen avatars. The Rogues Pack 1 & 2 will usher in a swarm of playable mercs and thugs from the Uncharted 3 campaign, whilst The Donut Pack makes way for a number of super-sized heroes and villains including a tubby Sully. Now we know what gaming’s favourite plunderers get up to between blockbuster AAA adventures.
Lastly, we got a glimpse of yet another piece of content in the pipeline. An image of Uncharted cronies Zoran Lazarevic, Eddie Raja, and Harry Flynn (the co-op mode’s three antagonists) has been posted which suggests a number of things. The first (and most obvious) is that Co-op Adventure mode is due for an extension, though there may be a possibility of ND introducing some completely new; we wouldn’t complain if we got to play as the villains, just saying.
Source: PlayStation Blog